New development has to be sustainable. This toolkit sets out Sheffield's vision in response to national policy which makes clear that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development and that is has economic, social and environmental dimensions.
Our Core Strategy sets out a series of specific policies relating to sustainability; on Climate Change, Resources and Sustainable Design of Developments (CS64), Renewable Energy and Carbon Reduction (CS65) and Air Quality (CS66).
Sustainability is an important consideration throughout the design process, and the toolkit sets out five broad key questions that should be the starting point when considering sustainable development. Does the development?
There are specific new planning requirements and objectives in the following areas: